QUOTES | The last word

Sunday 21 August 2011

 "The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, "What good is it?" If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering."
A couple of good bits of advice from my trip to the Eden Project. I love a good quote, and I always feel that I should keep a better note of things when they come up. The internet sometimes does make me laugh though - Shakespeare sure said some interesting things... (read: people just seem to write anything next to Shakespeare's name, no matter whether it sounds vaguely passable/realistic or not)
First: a wise man has written on the massive whiteboard made of old fridge doors. Also featured were the profound statements 'I am Voldemort' 'Dumbledore' and 'I wish I was taller'.
Second: a quote by Aldo Leopold, an American scientist, which was surrounded by pieces of a deconstructed watch. It reminded me of my A level piece where I basically spent hours taking electrical items apart and arranging them in clear plastic cubes. Maybe I'll post them some day.

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